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40 Bruce Lee Quotes of All Time



Bruce Lee Quotes

This article presents Bruce Lee Quotes of all time which can inspire you in life and help you restructure your thinking about life and achieving success. 

Lee Jun-Fan who was popularly known by his career name “Bruce Lee” was a very influential Asian-American martial artist, philosopher, actor and film director, as well as martial art instructor who help change the way Asians were generally presented in American Action movies. Till today, he is still regarded as the most influential martial artist in history. He was a mentor and model to many martial artists even till today, as a result of his amazing fighting skills and styles.

Even I myself, was inspired when I was going through his famous quotes about life, success, martial arts etc, I am sure they can as well inspire you too. Below is a collection of Bruce Lee’s quotes.

Bruce Lee Quotes of All Time

“Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” – Bruce Lee

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” – Bruce Lee

“A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.” – Bruce Lee

“Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.” Bruce Lee Quotes

“Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.” – Bruce Lee

“In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.” – Bruce Lee

“Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.” – Bruce Lee Quotes

“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” – Bruce Lee

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” – Bruce Lee

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee Quotes “Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier.”

“Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.” – Bruce Lee

“If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being.” – Bruce Lee

“Everything you do, if not in a relaxed state will be done at a lesser level than you are proficient. Thus the tensed expert marksman will aim at a level less than his/her student.” – Bruce Lee

“As long as I can remember I feel I have had this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. My brain becomes magnetized with this dominating force which I hold in my hand.” – Bruce Lee

“In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup.” – Bruce Lee

“Obey the principles without being bound by them.” – Bruce Lee

“To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.” – Bruce Lee

“Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.” – Bruce Lee

“The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action.” – Bruce Lee

“As you think, so shall you become.” – Bruce Lee

“The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.” – Bruce Lee

“A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.” – Bruce Lee

“Fear comes from uncertainty; we can eliminate the fear within us when we know ourselves better.” – Bruce Lee

“Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.” – Bruce Lee

“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.” – Bruce Lee

“If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.” – Bruce Lee

“The doubters said, “Man can not fly,” The doers said, “Maybe, but we’ll try,” And finally soared In the morning glow While non-believers Watched from below.” – Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee Quotes “A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.”

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

“To spend time is to pass it in a specified manner. To waste time is to expend it thoughtlessly or carelessly. We all have time to either spend or waste and it is our decision what to do with it. But once passed, it is gone forever.” – Bruce Lee

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” – Bruce Lee

“The world is full of people who are determined to be somebody or to give trouble. They want to get ahead, to stand out. Such ambition has no use for a kung fu man, who rejects all forms of self-assertiveness and competition.” – Bruce Lee

“Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today.” – Bruce Lee

“Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.” Bruce Lee Quotes

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” – Bruce Lee


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